What’s cooking

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Recipe Cards

I had a look around and thought hard but my Mother and Grandmothers never had recipe cards. I remember a book that Mum had with handwritten recipes, perhaps one of my siblings has that now as I don’t.

I have lots of recipe books and two folders where I have recipes I have found, typed them up, printed and put into the folders.

This cupboard is in the kitchen with glass doors with the books I trend to use the most. Other recipe book are in book shelves or some are lovely to look at and are sort of coffee table books. Some of these are in the guests bedroom.

The red folder and the blue one beside it are the recipes I have found to try out. The Complete Asian Cookbook is one my best mate and I learnt to cook from when we lived in share houses. Note all of the paper markers of favourite recipes. Every home should have a Mrs Beeton’s Cookery and Household Management. How many young wives were gifted that in the early part of the twentieth century when first married?

How many of these cook books do you have?

I have a category on my blog – Recipes – where I have posted a few of my own recipes if you would like to have a look and try out.

35 thoughts on “What’s cooking

  1. Funnily enough, just yesterday, my son brought back a cauliflower and a leg of pork; he said he’d read a recipe for cauliflower cheese where the cheese sauce is poured over the cauliflower and both are roasted together. He has offered to cook both tomorrow.

    My Mrs Beeton book was passed to one of my girls. I say my book but it was actually my husband’s book, he liked her pickle recipes.
    Thank you, Brian 🙂

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  2. Oh dear! I have been found wanting. I had a handful of decent cookbooks back in the UK but decided not to lug them all with me. I tend to improvise on things like chilli but I’m not a very experimental cook. I stick to things I know he’ll eat, that Mr. Fussy of mine.

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    1. I look at recipes and then freestyle after a while. It would frustrating to live with Mr Fussy. I would be too tough and it would be eat it or cook yourself


      1. Winter at home when a kid. Getting home from school, the fire going so toasting fork and fresh bread….a wonderful memory even the bit of ash 😂 Adding crumpets has sent me into a frenzy. I baked bread today so wonderful fresh loaf ready to be devoured. Rattle around in the kitchen, cook bacon and M will appear in a flash 🙂


  3. Hi
    Before I read the post I looked at the books and my thigh was that the first book I would have grabbed to read would have been Mrs Beeton’s! Then you mentioned it in the post and how it was a popular gift / and I bet it was a good one too – household management tips have me curious
    Anyhow / I think over here the most popular one in mid 50s and on was the Joy of Cooking
    In the red and white checked cover …

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    1. I have seen the Joy of Cooking in shops in the past. One of the popular ones you can’t really make out was Margaret Fultons Cook Book. My Mum gave me a copy when I first moved out of home as well, also the second of her books. They are on the RHS but it’s a bit dark to see them.
      Another smiler in there Yvette 🙂

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      1. Well what a nice collection of cookbooks to keep! How are the Gordon Ramsey ones?
        And we got rid of all of our cookbooks recently but one of them I pulled out of the donate box and decided to stash it away. It was a cookbook we bought from a restaurant on Glenwood springs, CO (1995) when we were dating and we loved the food there.
        Now maybe (not for sure yet) we will take a trip to go back to the restaurant (still opened) and see if they want it for their archives.
        If We don’t go – I might mail it to them

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      2. The Ramsey one are good to cook. Some have lots of ingredients but are easy to prepare and cook. I am sure they would love a copy of their book if they don’t already have one 🙂

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      3. I think you know this –
        But we are strictly keto – and I have Dave Asprey’s bulletproof cookbook for times we want to try – but we eat kind of plain (but works for us) lots of meat and some veggies
        And lately I have a keto pancake I whip together with eggs – avocado oil – almond flour and blueberries

        The reason I asked was because you had a couple of his books and I heard he did good things

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  4. I don’t have any of your cookbooks though The Complete Asian Cookbook is one I should have since I eat a lot of curries and stir fries. As for Gordon Ramsay, I don’t have any of his books, but I did once cheer him on when I saw him cycling past my driveway!

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